SATURDAY, 5TH SEPTEMBER 2020: TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
ISAIAH 51:15-16 (NKJV)
15But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16And I have put My words in your mouth; [Emphasis Added]
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth, [Emphasis Added]
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”
JEREMIAH 1:9,10 (ESV)
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
EZEKIEL 37: 3-5, 7, 9, 10
And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, [Emphasis Added] O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live….
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, [Emphasis Added] and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone…
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, [Emphasis Added] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on
these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, [Emphasis Added] and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he
came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, [Emphasis Added] “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. [Emphasis Added]
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, [Emphasis Added] whoever says to this mountain, [Emphasis Added] Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says [Emphasis Added] will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, [Emphasis Added] believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
GUIDING TEXT FOR THE FASTING SEASON
1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.
Day of the Week
Area of Focus
|18||Saturday||5th September 2020||Transport and Logistics|
|19||Sunday||6th September 2020||Manufacturing & Industry|
|20||Monday||7th September 2020||Entrepreneurship, Trade and Commerce|
|21||Tuesday||8th September 2020||Land Management|
|22||Wednesday||9th September 2020||Water Management|
|23||Thursday||10th September 2020||Biodiversity & the Natural Environment|
|24||Friday||11th September 2020||Livestock, Fisheries and Agriculture|
|25||Saturday||12th September 2020||Energy|
|26||Sunday||13th September 2020||Minerals|
|27||Monday||14th September 2020||Tourism and Hospitality|
|28||Tuesday||15th September 2020||Housing and Construction|
|29||Wednesday||16th September 2020||Entertainment and Celebration|
|30||Thursday||17th September 2020||Sports and Recreation|
|31||Friday||18th September 2020||International Cooperation|
|32||Saturday||19th September 2020||International Geopolitics|
|33||Sunday||20th September 2020||Africa, Israel and the Nations|
|34||Monday||21st September 2020||The Executive|
|35||Tuesday||22nd September 2020||Cabinet|
|36||Wednesday||23rd September 2020||Local Government|
|37||Thursday||24th September 2020||Public Service|
|38||Friday||25th September 2020||The Army and the Reserve Force|
|39||Saturday||26th September 2020||Border Control|
|40||Sunday||27th September 2020||Justice, Law and Order|
|41||Monday||28th September 2020||The Police and LDUs|
|42||Tuesday||29th September 2020||Prisons and Rehabilitation|
|43||Wednesday||30th September 2020||The Legislature|
|44||Thursday||1st October 2020||Political Organizations|
|45||Friday||2nd October 2020||The Electoral Commission|
|46||Saturday||3rd October 2020||The Electorate|
|47||Sunday||4th October 2020||The 2021 Elections|
|48||Monday||5th October 2020||Post- Election to Swearing-in|
|49||Tuesday||6th October 2020||Marketplace Restoration|
|50||Wednesday||7th October 2020||Dedicating the Decade 2020 -2029|
|Thursday||8th October 2020||Dedicating 2020/2021|
|Friday||9th October 2020||THANKSGIVING|
DATES TO NOTE
CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Monday, 5th October to Wednesday, 7th October 2020 (6 pm to 9 pm)
CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021
Thursday, 8th October 2020
TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
Transport & logistics involves moving people, information, materials, and, products to and from one place to another. It entails road, rail, water and air networks and systems. The sector players include transport companies, freight forwarders, warehousing agents, consolidators, distributors, handling, airlines, shipping lines & their agents, transporters, Internal Container Depots (ICDs), clearing agents, and, most recently specialised IT solutions for logistics providers. Public transport is vital to keeping cities and businesses running.
Transport and logistics are implied in the Bible. In the Genesis mandate, being fruitful, multiplying and filling the earth implies that there would be a means of movement to the ends of the earth. When God told Daniel that in times of the end ‘many shall move to and fro’ it implied that there would be means for doing so. When Jesus gave the Great Commission and saying, ‘Go into the whole world…’ implicit therein is that there would be means for reaching the world. God specially appointed the Levites to be in charge of the logistics of the tabernacle. Long distance travel in the Bible was typically done by ship or camel. The New Testament records that during his missionary journeys, Paul traveled on various ships — sometimes as a free man and sometimes as a prisoner. One of his journeys took him from Jerusalem to Rome. Taking the shortest route and traveling it would have taken about 9 days to arrive.
Uganda is a land-locked country served by road, rail, inland water and air transport. Road is by far the dominant transport mode in terms of scale of infrastructure and the volume of freight and people movements. Uganda’s strategic location as a distribution hub for the big markets of South Sudan, Rwanda, Northern Tanzania, Burundi and DR Congo poses huge logistics opportunities for the development of the logistics sector.
SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION
DEUTERONOMY 19:3 (Amplified)
You shall prepare and maintain for yourself the roads [to these cities], and divide the territory of your land into three parts, so that anyone who kills another unintentionally may escape there [for asylum].
Go through, go through the gates; prepare the way for the people;
build up, build up the highway; clear it of stones;
lift up a signal over the peoples.
“Set up road markers for yourself; make yourself guideposts;
consider well the highway, the road by which you went…
The way of a sluggard is like a hedge of thorns, but the path of the upright is a level highway.
1 KINGS 5:8,9
And Hiram sent to Solomon, saying, “I have heard the message that you have sent to me. I am ready to do all you desire in the matter of cedar and cypress timber. My servants shall bring it down to the sea from Lebanon, and I will make it into rafts to go by sea to the place you direct…
PSALM 104:25, 26
Here is the sea, great and wide, which teems with creatures innumerable,
living things both small and great.
There go the ships, and Leviathan, which you formed to play in it.
The whole assembly together was 42,360, besides their male and female servants, of whom there were 7,337, and they had 200 male and female singers. Their horses were 736, their mules were 245, their camels were 435, and their donkeys were 6,720.
DANIEL 12: 4
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end.
Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
WORSHIP GOD THE BUILDER AND TRANSPORTER
You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and
brought you to myself.
THANK GOD FOR:
- Give thanks for leaders in the Transport and Logistics Sector.
- Give thanks for the partnership between government and private sector in developing policies that will enable the transport and logistics sector achieve its vision. Thank God for the boards and platforms through which the private sector has been given the opportunity to guide Government on how to support sector growth and development.
- Give thanks for the allocation of UGX. 5.8 trillion to Works and Transport in the 2020/21 budget, which represents 12.5% of the budget; thank God for the provision to expedite construction of priority industrial parks and special economic zones; and rehabilitating the Meter Gauge railway.
- Give thanks for the vision of the logistics sector to transform Uganda as a regional logistics hub. Thank God for the first logistics hub in Tororo whose financing was provided for in the budget of 2020/21 as was recommended by CASTLE
PROCLAMATION FOR TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS
(What does your answered prayer look like?)
God is raising leaders in the Transport and Logistics sector who will lead in righteous and justice. They will be gifted with unusual wisdom and knowledge in laying foundations for a robust national, regional and continental transport and logistics infrastructure.
They will be just and transparent when carrying out land acquisition for infrastructure especially
for the poor and voiceless.
The infrastructure for all means of transport will be catered for: walking, cycling, mass public
transportation, rail, water and air.
As God moves in the society, there will be a new road culture characterized by law and order. Rail transportation will connect the cities, towns and villages within Uganda and even extended to all the neighbouring countries.
Dormant assets of the transport sector will come to life.
Water transportation will come to life in all our water bodies.
Air transport will thrive for both passenger and cargo.
Uganda Airlines will thrive and become a global player.
Uganda will become a major regional logistics hub.
There will be ease of transport and logistics from one end of the country to the other.